PASADENA ROSE PARADE NEW YEARS & TRANS PANAMA CANAL aboard Volendam

12/30/2018 - 01/18/2019

20-day CruiseTOUR from $2999 with $99 LOW-cost AIR!

52 GREAT TRIPS... So Much Included! LOW-cost Air from $99, Most Meals, Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason, Escorted, MORE!

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PASADENA ROSE PARADE & VOLENDAM TRANS PANAMA CANAL

Plus GALA New Years Eve in Los Angeles

 

Los Angeles ~ Special Rose Float Palace Construction Barns Tour ~ New Years Eve Dinner with entertainment, party favors and champagne toast ~ Reserved seats for Rose Parade ~ Los Angeles Sightseeing ~ 16 Day Cruise aboard Volendam from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, México; Huatulco, México; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Corinto, Nicaragua; Puerta Caldera, Costa Rica; Full Daylight Transit from Pacific to Atlantic of Panama Canal; Cartagena, Columbia; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Ft Lauderdale ~ Special 52 Transfers from Ft Lauderdale Pier to Select Florida Cities or Home Return for Residents of Dade & Broward County

 

Other Tour or Cruise choices including 6 Day Rose Parade Tour, 4 Day Carnival Imagination Mexico, 4 Day Carnival Inspiration Mexico, 8 Day Ruby Princess Mexican Riviera, 8 Day Carnival Splendor Mexican Riviera, 14 Night Grand Princess California Coast to San Francisco, 15 Day Norwegian Star Trans Panama Canal, 16 Day Emerald Princess Hawaii, 16 Day Volendam Trans Panama Canal. Ask your agent for details.

 

So Much Is Included ~ Low-cost Air Add on Cities from just $99 ~ FREE Travel & Cancellation Travel Protection Plan PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason option ~  FREE Meal Package ~ FREE Escorted Experience ~ And so much more!


 

20 Day PASADENA ROSE PARADE NEW YEARS & VOLENDAM TRANS PANAMA CANAL CruiseTOUR from just $2999. LOW-cost Air is available from many cities!  This amazing trip is a 52 GREAT TRIPS EXCLUSIVE and SO MUCH is Included! You will fly (LOW-COST AIR) to Los Angeles. Your leisurely paced CruiseTOUR features your comprehensive Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason Option (FREE TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN) and already free to make this a worry-free vacation. All Transfers are included (FREE TRANSFERS) in Southern California.  Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast & Dinner daily (FREE MEAL PACKAGE).  Special highlights include a unique tour of the final float construction barns to see the Rose Floats up close.  Enjoy a special New Years Eve dinner party with entertainment AND champagne toast. You receive special reserved seats for the world’s greatest New Year's day parade… the Tournament of Roses. Your comprehensive sightseeing will include the best of Los Angeles.  

 

BEST OF ALL you are transferred to the Port of San Diego to board Volendam.  Enjoy a 16 Day Trans Panama Canal cruise to Puerta Vallarta, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal, Corinto, Puerto Caldera, Full daylight transit from Pacific to Atlantic of Panama Canal, Cartagena, Half Moon Cay to Ft Lauderdale. We even provide transfers from Ft Lauderdale pier to select Florida cities or HOME return to residents of Dade & Broward County. This is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience.  This is the ONLY 2018 departure so we recommend you act fast!
 

TAB: ITINERARY
 

TRIP ITINERARY: Departs December 30, 2018

 

Day 1 | LOW-cost Air USA to Los Angeles

 

Fly from Select USA cities to Los Angeles (other cities on request).  Upon arrival FREE TRANSFERS are included from Los Angeles airport to the first class (3 star) Hyatt Place Los Angeles / El Segundo (or similar).  You may upgrade to the deluxe (4 star) Renaissance Los Angeles / El Segundo (or similar). Tonight enjoy included dinner as you meet your 52 Great Trips tour escort and fellow tour participants.

 

Day 2 | Los Angeles  / Rose Float Construction Tour  / New Years Eve Party

 

Breakfast is included this morning. This will be the most exciting New Years Eve ever.  Begin with a special tour to Pasadena and the famous Float Construction Barns. In the shadow of the Rose Bowl Stadium you will tour up close to the Rose Parade floats.  Unique in the world, every exposed square inch must be made of a living plant. Every year, EVERY float changes and is never repeated. So your experience is unique and memorable. This afternoon you enjoy some time at leisure.  Tonight you enjoy a New Years Eve dinner party complete with entertainment and champagne toast. You will celebrate New Years at 9 pm (with New York's Time Square) because of the very early departure to the Rose Parade on January 1.  Happy New Years and welcome 2019!

 

Day 3 | Los Angeles  / New Years Day / Rose Parade

 

Breakfast is included this morning. Today you have a very early departure to Pasadena.  Upon arrival you enjoy reserved seats for the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade. This is the world’s greatest New Years Day celebration and the only parade in America covered live by all three major American television networks.  See more than 100 unique floats and dozens of bands in the comfort of your own reserved seats. This afternoon return to the hotel before enjoying dinner included tonight.

 

Day 4 | Los Angeles sightseeing

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you enjoy a colorful tour of Los Angeles.  Enjoy visits to the famous Farmers Market, Downtown, Hollywood Boulevard, Beverly Hills and more.  Your local guide will tell the best of the rich and famous of the ‘City of Celebrities.’ Tonight dinner is included.

 

Day 5 | Los Angeles  / Transfer to port of San Diego  / Board Volendam

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you will transfer to the San Diego pier and board Volendam for a fun and festive New Years cruise to Florida via the Panama Canal.  

 

Day 6 | Fun day at sea

 

Day 7 | Fun day at sea

 

Day 8 | Puerta Vallarta, Mexico

 

7 am - 4 pm.  Puerta Vallarta is the playground for America’s rich and famous in the heart of the fabled Mexican Riviera.  Enjoy your day here.

 

Day 9 | Fun day at sea

 

Day 10 | Huatulco, Mexico

 

8 am - 2 pm.  Huatulco is famous for the Spanish colonial history and you will enjoy the cities backdrop of the famous Sierra Madre mountains.

 

Day 11 | Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

 

9 am - 7 pm.  Enjoy your first day in the heart of Central America.  You can visit one of the famous Mayan cities and pyramids.

 

Day 12 | Corinto, Nicaragua

 

8 am - 4 pm.  Another day in Central America allows spectacular visits to the largest lake system in the America’s. You may want to visit one of the famous volcanoes.

 

Day 13 | Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

 

8 am - 6 pm.  The pacific port is home to the largest rainforest in North America.  The biodiversity of plants and animals will be an amazing experience. You may also want to visit the capital of San Jose.

 

Day 14 | Fun day at sea

 

Day 15 | Trans Panama Canal Crossing

 

7 am - 5 pm.  Today will be one of the great travel experiences of your life.  Your daylight transit will enter the canal near Panama City from the Pacific Locks and travel across the peninsula to the Atlantic Locks.

 

Day 16 | Cartagena, Colombia

 

12 noon - 6 pm.  Today you visit the continent of South America and the lovely colonial city of Cartagena.

 

Day 17 | Fun day at sea

 

Day 18 | Fun day at sea

 

Day 19 | Half Moon Cay, Mexico

 

8 am - 3 pm.  Your final day aboard ship will be a relaxing private island experience at beautiful Half Moon Cay.

 

Day 20 | Arrive Ft Lauderdale  / Transfer to airport & fly home

 

This morning you arrive at the Ft Lauderdale pier.  You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home with many wonderful memories of your trip to Rose Parade & cruise.  Florida guests will enjoy FREE transfers to select cities. Residents of Dade & Broward County will enjoy transfers from the pier to their home. < NOTE FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS: to have a transfer from the Ft Lauderdale Pier to Select Florida Cities you must select that drop off city or select NO TRANSPORTATION provided. >

 

TAB: PRICING

 

CruiseTOUR RATES:
 

$2999 per person Double

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Government taxes & fees of $445.00 are additional.

 

All categories are available aboard the ship.  SPECIAL PERKS including On Board Credit, Dining Upgrades, Beverage Packages, Free On-Board Gratuities may be available.  Your travel agent can assist you with details.

 

Rates are valid for: December 30, 2018 departure  

 

Rates were valid on March 27, 2018 and are subject to change

 

PAYMENTS: $900 PP deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure. If there are any additional airfare charges or any Travel Protection supplements they must be paid at time of deposit.


CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Deposit is non-refundable, 120 - 91 days prior 50%, 90 - 61 days prior 75%, Within 60 days 100% 

 

TAB: INCLUSIONS

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED and what’s not included…

 

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare 52 Great Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. 52 Great Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

 

LOW-COST AIRFARE AVAILABLE: See air chart below. You already know, that getting to the cruise or destination requires expensive travel arrangements.  That is already included in your 52 Great Trips price.  And that even includes your arrival and departure transfers.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase air and transfers on your own. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Upgrade to 52 PREMIUM AIR and you can select the number of stops, the times, the airlines, or any flight preferences at prevailing air supplements. This option is VERY HIGHLY recommended to get your EXACT flight preferences. Ask your agent for details.

 

Low-cost Air Add On:  add $99 for Ft Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa. add $199 for Las Vegas, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle. add $249 for Denver, Portland OR, Salt Lake City. add $299 for Austin, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, St Louis. add $349 for Chicago, New York.  add $399 for Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Hartford, Indianapolis, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington. add $449 for Cincinnati, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach.

 

Transfers Are Available Even If You Don’t Participate in our Low-cost Air Program:  You may purchase roundtrip transfers in Los Angeles and South Florida for just $49 per person.  You must provide your exact air schedule no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.

 

HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE LINES VOLENDAM: Special 15-night cruise aboard Volendam sailing from San Diego and returning to Ft Lauderdale. SPECIAL PERKS including On Board Credit, Dining Upgrades, Beverage Packages, Free On-Board Gratuities may be available.  Your travel agent can assist you with details.

 

FIRST CLASS (3 Star) HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: 4 nights Los Angeles are included. You can upgrade to deluxe 4-star Renaissance Hotel Los Angeles / El Segundo just $199 per person Double, $398 per person Single, $149 per person 3rd/4th.  NOTE: Rates are per person.

 

FREE MEAL PACKAGE: Most Meals including ALL Breakfasts, and ALL Dinners. The cost of meals while you are traveling is a substantial cost.  That is already included in your 52 GREAT TRIPS price.  Most meals are already planned for.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this FREE program already included. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!

 

SIGHTSEEING as outlined in itinerary on the ITINERARY Tab. Every effort has been made to include all the “must see” attractions in each destination, yet provide time for individual exploration.

 

FREE TRANSFERS FROM FT LAUDERDALE PIER TO SELECT FLORIDA CITIES:  Guests with USA air cities (not Florida) you will be transferred from Ft Lauderdale pier to local airport.  Residents of Broward & Dade County will be transferred from Ft Lauderdale pier to your home residence. Florida residents will be transferred to select Florida cities.  If you do not wish a transfer you must select NO RETURN TRANSFER.  Otherwise transfers will be provided to your choice of Boca Raton, Clearwater, Daytona Beach, Ft Myers, Fort Pierce, Leesburg, Melbourne, Naples, New Port Richey, Ocala, Orlando, Port Charlotte,  Sarasota, St Petersburg, Stuart, Sun City Center, Tampa, Venice, Vero Beach, The Villages, West Palm Beach.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:  There are some things that are not possible to include.  Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price.  Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be pre-paid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.

 

TAB: PACKAGE DETAILS

 

WHAT IS ’52 GREAT TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare 52 Great Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. 52 Great Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

 

FREE CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION TRAVEL PROTECTION Plus CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION SUPPLEMENT*: 52 Great Trips takes the worry out of travel because ALL of our guests already have Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection and is FREE. This is so critically important for your peace of mind for your vacation experience.  Cancel for Work-related Reasons (including loss of job)  trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost including work-related reasons in addition to job loss). Cancellation trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost).Travel interruption trip protection FREE (up to 150% of Trip Cost). Emergency medical and evacuation & Repatriation trip protection FREE (up to $250,000)..  Baggage & Personal Effects travel protection FREE (up to $1500).  Travel Delay travel protection FREE (up to $750). Missed connections travel protection FREE (up to $500).  Baggage delay travel protection FREE (up to $400). Non-medical Emergency Evacuation FREE (up to $150,000). Accident & Sickness Medical Expense travel protection FREE (up to $50,000). And more.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this free program already provided FREE. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!  (benefits include Worldwide Emergency Assistance.) See TRAVEL INSURED trip protection policy statement for exact details and benefit limits.) TRAVEL INSURED is one of America’s most respected Travel Insurance Providers and provides you peace of mind while traveling. Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details.  This document contains highlights of the travel protection plan. The plan contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization.  Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.

 

TRAVEL PROTECTION POLICY DETAILS:  Your FREE policy will include coverage of your total invoice for $3001 to $3500 per person.  ADD CANCEL FOR ANY REASON PROTECTION FOR JUST $97 (*NOT available for residents of New York)

If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on:            

    $3501 - $4000 per person    $35 supplement     + $20  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $4001 - $4500 per person    $70 supplement     + $40  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $4501 - $5000 per person    $105 supplement   + $60  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $5001 - $5500 per person    $140 supplement   + $80  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $5501 - $6000 per person    $175 supplement   + $100  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $6001 - $6500 per person    $210 supplement   + $120  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $6501 - $7000 per person    $245 supplement   + $140  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $7001 - $7500 per person    $280 supplement   + $160  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $7501 - $8000 per person    $315 supplement   + $180  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $8001 - $8500 per person    $350 supplement   + $200  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $8501 - $9000 per person    $385 supplement   + $220  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $9001 - $8500 per person    $420 supplement   + $240  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $9501 - $10000 per person $455 supplement + $260  Cancel for ANY REASON

 

CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION*:  You may add at an additional cost optional CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION. This gives you protection regardless of your reason for cancellation.  This addition provides coverage of 75% of the nonrefundable trip cost. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure. CFAR must be purchased at the time of the plan purchase and within 14 days of your initial trip deposit.   Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details. *NOT available for residents of New York.

 

52 GREAT TRIPS TOUR ESCORT, Tour Manager or Host: Having a local expert is of great value and with our travel experience you will have it.  Having an experienced local expert to ensure the smooth operation of the trip, answer your individual questions and be of assistance in the event of an emergency is of great value. Compare how much more it would cost if you had to purchase this free program already included. (see FAQ policy description for full details.)

 

GUESTS WORLDWIDE CAN PARTICIPATE: Airfare is available to Los Angeles from South Florida from many USA and other gateways to participate in this trip.  We can provide hotel & transfers before or after the tour. Ask your 52 Great Trips agent for details.

 

LEISURELY PACED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED: While many trips shuttle their guest from destination to destination, the 52 Great Trips philosophy is to offer a more leisure paced tour to ensure an in-depth experience for our guest.  So many of our competitors have one-night stays and move your Cruise or CruiseTour along too fast. With 52 Great Trips your travel experience will be a journey under the philosophy of taking your time.  Have the time to enjoy where you are visiting. Compare what they do versus this program already included.

 

TAB: FAQ

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

About Float Palace Construction Barns: This is an incredible behind the scenes experience in Pasadena near the Rose Bowl Stadium  Here the Rose Floats are built for the parade. You will see the final finishing touches of construction the day before the big parade.  This will allow you incredible picture opportunities within feet of the floats. You have a reserved and timed entrance ticket for this experience to ensure you entry before the general public.

 

Why New Years Eve at 9 pm: You will enjoy a festive New Years Eve dinner party on December 31.  The special event will include entertainment, party favors and a champagne toast.  We celebrate New Years Eve at 9 pm (Los Angeles time) to coincide with New York's Time Square at midnight.  This is because you will want to enjoy the parade that requires an very early morning departure for special private security parking and to be escorted to your reserved seats.

 

What Can I Expect At The Parade: The Tournament of Roses Parade is the world’s grandest New Years Day event.  You will transfer early in the morning to the Pasadena organization point for the parade. 52 Great Trips arranges special parking that is within blocks of your seats on Colorado Boulevard.  52 Great Trips has reserved parking as close as possible to your grandstand. Your Tour Escort will walk you from your transportation directly to your grandstand. It will be approximately a 10 - 15 minute walk from your transportation parking and the grandstand. Your RESERVED seats are grandstand and assigned seating.  The bleacher seating is directly on Colorado Boulevard where you watch the National TV Broadcast. The views of the parade and floats are outstanding.

 

How Do I Cruise and Enjoy Rose Parade New Years: 52 Great Trips gives you many options to enjoy this incredible New Years experience plus include a cruise.  All of these choices continue to offer FREE or Low-Cost Airfare and other 52 Great Trips features. You can enjoy just a 6 day Rose Parade New Year's Tour. Or your choices of cruise are 3 night cruises on Carnival Imagination or Carnival Inspiration to Mexico, 7 night cruises on Carnival Splendor or Ruby Princess to Mexican Riviera, 10 night cruise on Grand Princess including California Coast from San Francisco, 14 night cruise on Norwegian Star to Trans Panama Canal from LA to Miami, 15 night cruise on Emerald Princess to Hawaii and a 15 night cruise on Volendam to Trans Panama Canal from LA to Ft Lauderdale.  Ask your agent for details.

 

Escort or Host: Either way you are going to get local knowledge on the destination you are visiting.  We provide a special 52 Great Trips Escort that travels with you on the included land portion of the trip when there is a minimum of 30 guests.  If there are less, then we provide a local host that provides that same experience. Either way, you are going to enjoy a personal and intimate experience with local experts of the region you are visiting. Optional Pre & Post tours are hosted.

 

FREE Meal Package: A core philosophy of 52 Great Trips is to be inclusive with meals.  This means providing Breakfast & Dinner daily on the tour portion of your tour. This will be provided as a planned meal or in some instances as a credit to allow you choice (depending on the convenience for our guests in the destination we are visiting).  Optional Pre & Post tours do not include meals to provide you the maximum amount of freedom of choice.


Travel Protection Program: 52 Great Trips is very unique in that your trip travel protection program is free.  Pre-existing condition is waived with your deposit. Your enrollment is automatic with participation in our group travel program.  The premium is included for the base cost of the Tour or CruiseTour. Your Travel Protection includes Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects Coverage, Accident & Sickness Medical Expense Coverage, Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Coverage, and world-wide assistance from Travel Insured.  See the trip protection plan policy for complete details of coverage. IF you would like to increase your trip protection coverage contact Travel Insured or your travel agent for exact details. 52 Great Trips HIGHLY recommends the addition of CANCEL FOR ANY REASON optional supplement.

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